FOF #2908 – How Match Game Put ‘Blank’ Into Popular Culture

Nov 17, 2020 · 1985 views

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The TV game show Match Game was at first considered bland, so the writers’ spiced things up with cheeky questions designed to make the contestants blush at the celebrity panel’s witty banter and sexual innuendo. It turned into a big hit and its risqué humor changed the tone of all daytime TV game shows forever.

Today camp culture historian A. Ashley Hoff, author of the book Match Game 101, takes us on a backstage tour of Match Game, the orange shag carpeted TV game show where our favorite gay icons cracked up the audience as they “filled in the blank” over cocktails.

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